Summertime in the 1980s meant one thing for me as a wrestling fan, The Great American Bash. The first incarnation of this legendary event happened 35 years ago this month (July 6, 1985).
I have fond memories reading about these shows and later renting them on VHS from the local video store weeks after they aired on closed-circuit or pay-per-view television. The biggest thing to come out of the GAB is the first-ever War Games match.
The brand is alive and well today with WWE using it over the last couple of weeks on NXT. It makes me happy to relive the nostalgia. But what do you think about the history and the legacy of the Great American Bash?
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Last week I headed to Las Vegas for a tryout with Impact Wrestling (to be a ring announcer). You can read about the experience here or just listen to this week’s show.
I recorded it on the road from Mt. Vernon after announcing an indy show (IWA-Productions). Road Warrior Animal Warrior was the special guest. I talk about indy wrestling, the Impact experience and Survivor Series memories on this week of Thanksgiving.
Speaking of which, it’s Black Friday week on Pro Wrestling Tees. You can shop and save starting Tuesday, Nov. 20 (through the 26th). Of course, I encourage you to shop the My 1-2-3 Cents store (there are three designs now), but really I hope you’ll buy from other stores too. Pro wrestling shirts make a great Christmas gift.